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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 1055

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
168021

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To develop students’ knowledge in the fields of health promotion, nutrition and food science, and to continue developing communication skills required for these fields.

Course content

Health promotion principles, value and major theoretical frameworks. Food Security in Aboriginal communities and developing countries, and links to health. Food supply systems in Australia. The nutrient content of local and Aboriginal foods. The food environment nexus. Introduction to food spoilage and food poisoning microorganisms. Safe Food Handling Practices aligned with WHO guidelines. Introduction to the use of micro-organisms in food fermentation. Further development of communication theory and models, ethical issues, contextual and cultural factors in communication.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1041 Introduction to Nutrition and Food Sciences 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Portfolio - 25% Ongoing
Group presentation - 25% 30 minutes
Examination - 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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